Congratulations to Parker Reb, a FSDA student, for placing in the top 12 at the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) competition in Pittsburgh, PA, in both classical ballet and contemporary dance in the pre-competitive category. Parker performed a variation from Swan Lake and an original contemporary piece choreographed and coached by studio owner, Michele Xiques.
The annual competition is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition that awards over $250,000 annually in scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide. Started in 1999 by world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet, Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev, YAGP is a non-profit organization that aims to “provide extraordinary educational and professional opportunities to young dancers, acting as a stepping stone to a professional dance career.”
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